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So after hearing about all the issues people are having with the J's/Coplus LED headlights, I was wondering if there are any alternative ways to get that blacked out look with the stock headlight set up on a CTR. Is it possible to open up them and paint the housings? I've seen the smoke overlays as well, but am concerned about the light output if I go that route. Anybody have experience with those?





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the led headlights run of refraction.. and it uses nearly the entire headlight to do it.. painting it black will reduce output.
 

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Yupp I'm not sure you'd have much area to paint on those. However, the halogen models can be painted, and I've done a few sets so far myself. Working a custom Bi-xenon retrofit right now that will far outperform those touring style ones, which doesn't take much actually.
 

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Just get the headlights tinted. Raw vinyl works offers a type R kit and works nicely. You do lose a bit of brightness, but if you go with something a bit lighter it work

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Are those yellow fogs overlays too? The tint actually looks way better than I thought.
 

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Are those yellow fogs overlays too? The tint actually looks way better than I thought.
Fog lights were tinted as well a JDM yellow. Cost me 30$ bucks you can still see through it at different angles depending on lighting when head lamps aren’t on.
 

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Just get the headlights tinted. Raw vinyl works offers a type R kit and works nicely. You do lose a bit of brightness, but if you go with something a bit lighter it work

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Got a night shot with your headlights on thx
 

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I'm still going through the COPLUS (J's Racing) headlight issue. The only response I have received is that they are aware of the problem, and researching a solution to the "flicker" issue with the DRLs. This can only be a positive step. Some people got lucky and never ran into any issues but then there are cases like mine.

 
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I'm still going through the COPLUS (J's Racing) headlight issue. The only response I have received is that they are aware of the problem, and researching a solution to the "flicker" issue with the DRLs. This can only be a positive step. Some people got lucky and never ran into any issues but then there are cases like mine.
I just purchased these lights but haven't installed them yet. Can you tell me a little more about this issue? Did you get the headlights professionally installed?
 

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I just purchased these lights but haven't installed them yet. Can you tell me a little more about this issue? Did you get the headlights professionally installed?
The COPLUS headlights are not difficult to install. In fact, for the most part they are simply plug and play. Of course, the vendor I purchased from installed them.

About this issue....well first off, normal troubleshooting doesn’t isolate and identify the issue. Once the flicker problem was discovered, we questioned everything, driving conditions, utilities in use while driving. It’s way too random to identify. Furthermore, the car is brand new so there are fewer variables to consider.

I don’t think COPLUS is going to be forthcoming on this problem. It’s a relatively new and upcoming company that makes an amazing looking product. Their headlights are brighter than OEM and look better during the day. I’m old school so I always assume there’s a bad connection or there’s a wire in there that needs to be replaced...problem solved? Not these days. Things are complicated, frequencies and other things that make me say WTF is that?

Anyway, there was another delay so it may not be till summer that we get some more info. If I were you, I would install them and start discovering if you have the same problem or not. The alternative is you wait too long and have to go through the process yourself. If you have the same problem as I did, then you are under warranty.
 

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That’s odd. Dunno where you reside, but if you live near a fellow type R owner (that’s willing to help) suggest transferring the Coplus light to their car.

If the flicker persists, then the problem resides within the Coplus headlight.

If goes away, then the problem is the connection (most likely) or something with electrical system.

Does the flicker occur in both lights? Or were you able to resolve?


The COPLUS headlights are not difficult to install. In fact, for the most part they are simply plug and play. Of course, the vendor I purchased from installed them.

About this issue....well first off, normal troubleshooting doesn’t isolate and identify the issue. Once the flicker problem was discovered, we questioned everything, driving conditions, utilities in use while driving. It’s way too random to identify. Furthermore, the car is brand new so there are fewer variables to consider.

I don’t think COPLUS is going to be forthcoming on this problem. It’s a relatively new and upcoming company that makes an amazing looking product. Their headlights are brighter than OEM and look better during the day. I’m old school so I always assume there’s a bad connection or there’s a wire in there that needs to be replaced...problem solved? Not these days. Things are complicated, frequencies and other things that make me say WTF is that?

Anyway, there was another delay so it may not be till summer that we get some more info. If I were you, I would install them and start discovering if you have the same problem or not. The alternative is you wait too long and have to go through the process yourself. If you have the same problem as I did, then you are under warranty.
 

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For being a brand new company, the owner probably outsourced cheap parts (not saying it’s a bad thing, because everyone starts on the bottom.) LED’s have a driver, that both control and filter the voltage/current to the LED as to not damage it. My first guess would be that the driver circuit is failing/faulting out and creating this intermittent flicker. You would have to have a schematic and know how to test each and every part individually to diagnose what’s going on when they flicker. My second guess, I would agree with you @SpinRush on a bad connection. I’ve seen good reputation companies, use products with below average circuitry (more than likely due to outsourcing labor.)
 

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